Watch Our New Jury Honor Our Class of 2024 In This Announcement Video



2024 Winners Announcement with Percival Everett

Join us when author Percival Everett visits to discuss his latest novel, James, followed by an announcement of the 89th Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners.

Everett will discuss his latest novel, James, a brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn told from the enslaved character Jim’s point of view.

This presentation will be part of a conversation with Gillian Johns, Associate Professor of English at Oberlin College and Conservatory.

Everett won the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for The Trees, a metaphysical commentary on lynching, racism and police brutality – a mystery tied to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. “This is a wickedly clever novel of ideas in the guise of genre fiction, a combination of mystery, thriller, police procedural and absurdist comedy,” said Anisfield-Wolf Juror Joyce Carol Oates.

Registration for this event is FREE. VIP tickets are also available for purchase.